The Master of Science in Emergency Management program prepares professionals to take emergency management leadership roles in organizations within the private and public sectors. Through courses in critical infrastructure, disaster planning and operational coordination, students will develop strategic, tactical and decision-making skills that address all phases of emergencies at the local, state and federal levels. Students will learn to navigate and collaborate across complex and interdependent governmental, non-profit and business organizations and systems that are crucial to protecting communities from natural and human-made hazards and emergencies. Current topics such as climate change, public health emergencies and complex cross-border disasters will be examined. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to develop strategies that help communities build resilience and mitigate the disproportionate effects of disasters on socially and economically diverse populations.